The small, Dutch-own island of Aruba floats in the southern Caribbean Sea, about 18 miles north of Venezuela. Known for its stunning beaches, crystal-clear waters, and always-perfect weather, Aruba is a popular destination for luxury travellers seeking a tropical paradise.
Beaches in Aruba
The primary attraction of Aruba is its breathtaking beaches. Among these, Eagle Beach stands out as one of the world's most renowned. Its glistening white sand, tranquil waters, and scarcity of crowds make it an ideal location for unwinding and sunbathing. Meanwhile, Palm Beach is a lively coastal resort that provides upscale hotels, water sports, elegant casinos, and trendy restaurants and beach bars. Aruba boasts several other stunning beaches, such as Baby Beach and Mangel Halto, where visitors can enjoy ssnorkelling, scuba diving and water sports.
Things to do on an Aruba holiday
In addition to its world-class beaches, Aruba offers a range of activities for visitors to enjoy. The island has a varied dining scene, lots of rejuvenating spas, and a variety of activities such as golfing, horseback riding, and shopping are all on offer. Those interested in delving into the island's culture and history can visit Oranjestad, Aruba's bite-sized capital, which boasts an assortment of museums, galleries, and historical sites such as the National Archaeological Museum Aruba, the Historical Museum of Aruba and the Fort Zoutman Museum.
Diving enthusiasts can take their pick from a variety of underwater sites, including shipwrecks, natural reefs and sunken planes. Active types can explore the rugged terrain of Arikok National Wildlife Park, which is criss-crossed by over 30 kilometres of hiking trails and is home to exotic wildlife including iguanas and burrowing owls.